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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 26, 2012 9:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More on the DEAD...historical place & future directions

All great threads and posts lately on this subject. One of the very cool parts of this forum.

The musical explosion of the 60s I think will cause GD to be lumped together historically with many other great musicians. It's tough when Bob and the Beatles are right in your time frame. It's kinda like trying to win a ring when Bill Russell was around- even if your name was Wilt Chamberlain. It looks like my generation will keep the torch alive and spawn many cover bands, but what about the kid who is 20 now who saw a few Furthur shows and their passion for the music in 2050? There will be a few who will still be clamoring for '68 or 30 minute D/S. However, I think GD was largely experiential and without being part of the alchemy of band and audience it can't help but have a future that is much dimmer. Indeed, there was nothing like a GD concert. Ever.

As a side note- you wankers who were able to experience the music then in all it's bright introduction are a bunch of lucky mofos. I got a few (few) in my generation and you have a mother lode. Last one out, don't seal that silver mine.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Feb 26, 2012 5:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More on the DEAD...historical place & future directions

Yup - I'm your grand pa. That's one the advantages of old age - you get to say 'heh heh heh, I remember when...'.

And I totally agree - it was the live experience that sucked me in, and it's the same that I try to recapture in my headphones. I was lucky to be in front of it and it still captures me.

I've always thought that the Dead were the psychedelic Benny Goodman group with one twist. As opposed to Boppers, they figured out a way to make folks dance to some really twisted music.

“We're like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice.” Thank you Jerry.